LiveScience.com reports about a new process of bioengineering human tissues for transplantation:
By manufacturing human skin cells using a printer similar to an inkjet, scientists have taken a significant first step toward generating new skin. The process, which could revolutionize the treatment of major skin wounds, could be ready for clinical trials in five years.
Scientists expect to eventually build commercial skin printers for hospital use. Doctors would take cells from a patient’s body, multiply them and suspend them in a nutrient-rich liquid similar to ink. A technician would enter measurements of a patient